an Turlach Mór
|Elevation||26 m (85 ft)|
|Time zone||WET (UTC+0)|
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Turloughmore (// tur-lokh-MOHR; Irish: an Turlach Mór, meaning "big lake") is a village in County Galway, Ireland. The name means "the large lake," a notable feature of the area, together with the Clare River (Abhainn an Chláir).
It is a small village consisting of two petrol stations, three pubs and the base of a large bus service. The expansion of Galway city is bringing it closer to the urban boundary, with a consequent increase in population and jobs. It is on the N63 national secondary road.
The village was once famous for the horse fair held there, and infamous for its faction-fighting (see John Callaghan (Galway). The village represents a long-established settlement with a medieval history, and is near the site of the Battle of Knockdoe (Irish Cath Chnoc Tua), a bloody conflict in 1504 between some of the most powerful magnates of the time.
- Annála Ríochta Éireann (Annals of the Four Masters), M1504.13, M1504.14: http://www.ucc.ie/celt/published/G100005D/index.html
- McCollough (ed.), Wars of the Irish Kings, pp. 239-244.
- Blackmore, Liz, John Cronin, Donal Ferrie and Brid Higgins (ed.), 2001. In Their Own Words: The Parish of Lackagh-Turloughmore and its People. Galway. ISBN 0-9539834-0-4
- McCollough, David W. (eag.), 2000. Wars of the Irish Kings: A Thousand Years of Struggle, from the Age of Myth through the Reign of Queen Elizabeth 1. Crown Publishing Group. ISBN 978-1-4028-9562-3 / ISBN 1-4028-9562-3